Health / Medicine

GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October

GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October

Published 15/02/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the [more…]

UniQure gene therapy shows rise in blood-clotting protein levels

UniQure gene therapy shows rise in blood-clotting protein levels

Published 08/02/2019

(Reuters) - Drug developer UniQure NV said on Friday its gene therapy to treat hemophilia B increased the levels of a protein that helps in [more…]

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug Amvalo due to carcinogen

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug Amvalo due to carcinogen

Published 08/02/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a substance that [more…]

Drugmakers say UK could lose out on EU anti-counterfeit drugs push

Drugmakers say UK could lose out on EU anti-counterfeit drugs push

Published 08/02/2019

(Reuters) - Drugmakers warned on Friday that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal next month Britons could miss out on an EU-wide [more…]

J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads

J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads

Published 07/02/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming [more…]

Diabetes does not appear to affect children’s test scores

Diabetes does not appear to affect children’s test scores

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids living with type 1 diabetes are no different from their peers in their reading and math test scores, a Danish study [more…]

Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain

Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters Health) - Surgery for shoulder pain that isn’t caused by an injury has no better results than nonsurgical options or placebo surgery, and comes [more…]

Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care

Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests. Minorities in the U.S. [more…]

Tales of power and injustice open a politically-charged Berlinale

Tales of power and injustice open a politically-charged Berlinale

Published 07/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The ability of the weak to hold their own against the powerful loomed over the first day of the Berlinale, in which [more…]

FDA pulls up Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling…

FDA pulls up Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling…

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it was taking action against certain retailers including Walgreen Boots Alliance for repeatedly flouting [more…]